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Can I intermix Asiatics with Orientals?

Yes, this is a question that has been asked quite frequently over the years, so we suspect that somewhere in a book an author who really didn't know the subject well recommended that they not be mixed - for whatever obscure reason.

The advantages are a succession of bloom, ease of care, and a changing palette of color and flower type. In the Autumn it is very easy to dispose of matured, dried stems all at once before winter and it is easy to spread a top dressing of compost or well-rotted manure (see PooPEAS) around the stems in midsummer or fall, plus regular fertilizer in spring if the plants are grouped together.


Wild Lilies
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Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 200 genera made up of approximately 2,000 lily species. There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 120 Lilium species depending on whose classification you reference. For the full article, click Knowledge Base